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Protecting birds - research on bird-friendly glass (1 Viewer)


We are a Penn State student-faculty team exploring commercial opportunities for an anti-reflective coating technology. We are supported by the National Science Foundation to conduct customer discovery. One potential use case is a sprayable/paintable glass treatment that is visible to birds and invisible to humans to prevent bird collisions.

We are looking to connect with anyone involved in sustainability policy, window glass manufacturing, and building maintenance, but are also very interested in talking to homeowners, people who manage properties/buildings, or anyone who owns a few windows that birds may run into!

Would you be willing to speaking to us for a 15-min interview?
If so please click below to sign up for a time (interviews conducted from April 5 - April 30): https://calendly.com/jkc5977/bird_friendly
Thanks so much, and please feel free to share the link with friends!

About the team/lab: https://sites.psu.edu/wong/
About the technology: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01404-8
About the program we're doing: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/teams.jsp

Chosun Juan

Given to Fly
Australia - Aboriginal
Hi Jenny, I will delve into this when I have some more time.

It reminded me of when I cleaned the windows of a house in a bushland area in preparation for sale. They were spotless ! Unfortunately over the ensuing week I found 5 dead birds on the full length decks (under the windows). Judging by the injuries to the bodies, they were all from collisions with the windows at high(ish) speed. So sad.

Chosun 🙆

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